Wednesday, August 11, 2004


I'm always interested to hear people's thoughts, comments, or suggestions. Send me e-mail at

andrew at routeword dot com
(Sorry to type it out like that, but it's an ani-SPAM thing!) Oh, and by the way, my name is Andrew Odewahn, and I'm an author and software entrepreneur. I wrote Oracle Web Applications (1999) and co-authored Oracle PL/SQL Workbook (2000), both published by O'Reilly Media, the premier information source for leading-edge computer technologies and publisher of the well known "animal books" and "Missing Manuals." My professional interests focus on applying database technologies to create solutions to real world business problems. I also enjoy thinking about and commenting on the humorous or absurd aspects of technology, as in this funny article I wrote about online language translation services like Babel Fish. In 2002, I received an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business with concentrations in information systems and entrepreneurship. Whenever we can get away, my wife and I love to travel. Some of our favorite adventures include riding Lipizzaner stallions at a Slovenian casino, speeding down an alpine slide in the jungles of Vietnam, hosteling in a Soviet-era sanitarium, and skiing on Austria’s Stubai Glacier. We're also avid hikers, and our knees have survived trips including the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine, the Haute Route through the French and Swiss Alps, and the Tongariro Northern Circuit up, over, and around New Zealand’s volcanic Mount Ngauruhoe (which stars as "Mount Doom" in The Lord of the Rings). We currently live in Portland, Maine.

Me on Tasmania's Overland Track.


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